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5 free to do’s in Utrecht (yes, it is possible!)


Did someone say free? Yes, they did! There are a lot of fun things to do in Utrecht that don’t cost anything at all. You read it well: free and for free. In this blog you will find 5 free to do’s in Utrecht.  

Skate Parade Utrecht 

During the Utrecht Skate Parade you can skate through the city centre of Utrecht with fine tunes in the background. There is even a DJ in a music car to provide you with motivating beats. So gather all your best friends and turn it into a group outing, or go there with the whole family. Do you prefer to skate alone? Of course you can, because with the beautiful Utrecht in the background you will undoubtedly enjoy yourself. The route is 25 kilometres long and every Friday evening you can enjoy it for about 2.5 hours. You don’t have to be a pro to skate, all you need are good skates and protection. You can rent skates, the participation is free anyway!

Perry x Adidas City Run Utrecht

In the sports category we have a nice free tip! Do you want to work on your fitness, alone or with a group? Perry Sport organizes a City Run in Utrecht together with Adidas every two weeks. Under the guidance of a trainer you will run a route of five to seven kilometres. And that will cost you nothing at all, except some time to register on the online!

Weggeefwinkel Utrecht

Do you love vintage and second-hand? In the Weggeefwinkel (give away store) you can shop for free, really! And everything you don’t need or don’t wear anymore, you can leave for someone else. How sustainable is that? The shop is full of books, clothes and other fun gadgets. Chances are you’ll find something nice and more expensive than free. Would you like to know more about the sustainable concept? Then don’t hesitate to drop by, because the volunteers will be happy to tell you more about it.

Het kruideniersmuseum

The grocery museum takes you back in time and gives a good impression of what groceries used to look like. Hint: a lot more cosy than the supermarket as we know it today. In addition, the smallest (and perhaps the sweetest) museum in Utrecht can be visited for free. You can also buy delicious old-Dutch sweets, which are unfortunately not free of charge. But only looking is also allowed, although the temptation is very great. From Tuesday to Saturday you are more than welcome from 12:30 until 16:30. You are also welcome with a large group, but then a call in advance is appreciated.

Het Utrechts Archief

While we’re on the subject of the past, if you want to make a journey along history lane, you can knock on the door of the Utrecht Archives. You will literally find half a million photographs, films and drawings of the city and the province of Utrecht. Very nice if you love history, but also useful for a presentation. There are also various exhibitions and activities organized. Until 13 December 2019 you can enjoy the exhibition Utrecht railway city. The Utrecht Archive is free to visit, only the guided tours have a price tag.

Do you have any nice tips for free to do’s in Utrecht?! We’d love to hear from you and maybe next time you’ll read your tip on the site!

Header photo by Juri Hiensch